Production and erection is complete on the St. Cloud Tech High School with more than 100,000 sq. ft. of precast concrete

St. Cloud Tech High School

St. Cloud, MN
General Contractor:
ICS Consulting, Inc.
Cuningham Group Architecture & IIW Minnesota
Clark Engineering
St. Cloud Area School District ISD #742

Construction is well underway on the new 324,000-square-foot St. Cloud Tech High School. The facility, set to open in the fall of 2019, will accommodate 1,600 students in grades 9-12 and cost just over $100 million.

The building will be divided into six integrated learning communities on two levels and will feature a combination of flexible learning spaces, group collaboration spaces, project and science labs and collaborative teaching spaces. Career and technical education spaces will be integrated throughout the building. The design is intended to be adaptable for the future, support a variety of learning styles and foster global preparedness.

Wells Concrete completed production and erection for this project at the end of June 2018. The project included more than 100,000 square feet of precast concrete for the fieldhouse, auditorium and pool portion of this construction project. Nearly 20 pieces of stadia risers were placed in the pool area awaiting future spectators. 150 insulated wall panels showcasing a polish finish were used and erected in the auditorium and pool areas. In addition to polish, acid etch and sandblast finishes were used on various wall panels and spandrels.

Polish is a newer architectural feature for Wells Concrete and we are proud to be able to use it on this project.  This polish process uses a series of diamond grinding wheels to polish the surface, which results in exposure of the aggregate with a smooth polished finish similar to polished granite.

Product Sq. Ft. #
Arch Insul Wall 80,617 143
Flat Architectural 236 4
Rectangular Beam 116 1
Rectangular Spandrel 1,080 4
Single Rise Stadia 2,006 19
Solid Slab 199 5
Standard Tee 12,438 15
Stick Column 72 2
Struct Solid Wall 5,532 28
Totals 102,295 221

Watch the construction progress here:

For more information about this project, contact Rick Ostgard or Andy Henkmeyer.